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Honors Admission Deferment for Incoming 1st Year Students

Incoming new students are able to defer enrollment at ISU and in the University Honors Program after they are admitted to perform voluntary service, or for other approved reasons. You may submit a one-time request to defer your Honors admission to a future semester that is up to six subsequent semesters (not including the summer semesters) after the semester you were offered Honors admission.

This deferment assumes that you will remain a first-time freshman upon enrollment at ISU. Meaning, you will not enroll at another post-secondary institution prior to your enrollment at ISU.

The University Honors Program Admissions Deferment Form (UHP Deferment Form DOC or UHP Deferment Form PDF) must be submitted to the Honors Program by August 1 before the Fall semester for which you have been admitted.

Steps to Defer Honors Enrollment

  1. Submit the University Honors Program Admissions Deferment Form (UHP Deferment Form DOC or UHP Deferment Form PDF) to the University Honors Program by the appropriate deadline.
  2. Adhere to ISU's Admission Deferment Policy in addition to the Honors Admission Deferment Policy.
  3. Update the Honors Program of any change of address or contact information prior to and during your deferment.
  4. Update the Honors Program of any changes to your return from deferment (e.g., returning earlier or later).
  5. Return the required acceptance forms to the Scholarship Office the semester before returning to ISU.

Enrollment, Scholarships, and Financial Aid Policies

  • The Honors Admissions Deferment guarantees admission to the ISU University Honors Program but not necessarily admission to a particular academic major and/or program of study.
  • If you are offered an Honors Scholarship package from the ISU Scholarship Office, the deferment will also reserve your scholarship offer until you enroll at ISU. ISU guarantees the terms of the scholarship (dollar value, duration, and renewal criteria) initially awarded to you, provided that the scholarship program awarded to you is still active and funded when you return to enroll. A new acceptance form for your honors scholarship will be sent out to you automatically one semester before you plan to return. Please be sure to return the updated acceptance form.
  • If the scholarship program is modified or discontinued during the deferment period, you will be evaluated for scholarship consideration based on the criteria of the new scholarship program.
  • Deferral of scholarships awarded by other departments, agencies, or organizations will need to be addressed directly with the appropriate department, agency, or organization.
  • If you are awarded financial aid and plan to defer your enrollment, you must cancel your financial aid with ISU Financial Aid by calling (208) 282-2756 or emailing financialaidoffice@isu.edu. You will need to reapply for financial aid for the semester in which you plan to enroll and meet the appropriate deadlines at that time.